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Hunted: A Look Inside Russia’s Anti-LGBT Movement

This week the United Kingdom aired a documentary that peels away the rhetoric of Russia’s anti-LGBT movement.

The largest group of anti-LGBT vigilantes, known as Occupy Pedophilia, for weeks has hunted, violently abused, and humiliated Russian LGBT individuals.

To defend their disturbing behavior, the group insists that they are simply trying to protect Russian children. President Putin has routinely used similar language to justify the anti-LGBT “propaganda” law, which since its passage has resulted in an escalation in violence toward the LGBT community.

Watch the U.K’s Channel 4 News trailer for the documentary below.

Warning: Please be advised. The video below contains disturbing and violent images.


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